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Depression: Dealing With Medicine Side Effects

Table of Contents


Introduction

Side effects are a common problem for people who take antidepressants. If you are bothered by side effects, reading this information can help you learn more about how to cope with them.


How to manage the side effects of antidepressants

Common side effects

Try these tips to help you manage some of the common side effects of antidepressants.

Constipation

Daytime drowsiness

Diarrhea

Dizziness

Dry mouth

Headaches

Loss of appetite

Nausea

Feeling nervous or on edge

Sexual problems

Sleep problems

Serious side effects

Serious side effects don't happen often, but you should be aware of them. Call your doctor right away if you or anyone who takes antidepressants has:

Cautions


References

Other Works Consulted


Credits for Depression: Dealing With Medicine Side Effects

Current as of: May 28, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Lisa S. Weinstock MD - Psychiatry


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